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MANUFACTURING FATALITIES DOWN IN 2014

13-03-2015
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The number of work-related fatalities in the manufacturing sector in 2014 fell slightly over the previous year, according to industry data.

The latest Safe Work Australia Work-Related Traumatic Injury Fatalities Report recorded 185 worker fatalities in 2014.

Of those fatalities, the manufacturing sector accounted for 12 – two less than the previous year.

The number of worker deaths listed in the report is based on initial media reports and is a preliminary estimate for the number of people killed while working. Once the appropriate authority has investigated the death, more accurate information becomes available.

 

Year-to-date 2014: worker deaths by industry of workplace

 

INDUSTRY OF WORKPLACE

TOTAL WORKER DEATHS 2013

TOTAL WORKER DEATHS 2014

Transport, postal & warehousing

52

47

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

50

46

Construction

17

29

Mining

10

15

Arts & recreation services

10

13

Manufacturing

14

12

Accommodation & food services

3

6

Wholesale trade

4

5

Administrative & support services

1

3

Electricity, gas, water & waste services

7

3

Health care & social assistance

2

2

Public administration & safety

5

2

Government administration & defence

1

1

Other services

4

1

Education & training

0

0

Financial & insurance services

0

0

Information media & telecommunications

1

0

Professional, scientific & technical services

0

0

Retail trade

6

0

Total worker deaths

187

185

 

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